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School Counselor

West Michigan Aviation Academy Grand Rapids, MI

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

West Michigan Aviation Academy is currently hiring full time School Counselor! 

West Michigan Aviation Academy is a unique, innovative regional public charter high school serving students in the greater Grand Rapids area. The rigorous academic curriculum adheres to the state of Michigan requirements and to Common Core State Standards with a focus on the many aspects of the aviation industry. Students are drawn to WMAA for its STEM programming and effective use of educational technology. WMAA's vision is to prepare students for unlimited opportunities, including college achievement, career success and engaged citizenship.


  • An advanced degree in school counseling with valid certification and authorization from the State of Michigan (NT)

  • Expertise in addressing social/emotional wellness 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exemplary organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong computer skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to positively collaborate as a team member 

  • Familiarity with the culture, goals, objectives, and mission of WMAA

  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population

  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid

  • Required criminal history background check

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  This position emphasizes personal and emotional support of each student as well as academic advising and college counseling. School counselors collaborate with students, parents, and teachers to ensure students are successful within the learning environment.


  1. Implement a high school counseling program through guidance lessons, responsive services, systems support, and individual student planning

  2. Directly support students with social/emotional wellness and support the positive mental health of each student through interventions, brief solution-focused counseling, and professional conferral and referral

  3. Collaborate with the school’s social worker to make referrals to appropriate community agencies

  4. Participate in and co-facilitate the intervention team process with the school social worker

  5. Consult with teachers, staff and parents regarding student academic and social/emotional needs

  6. Maintain effective communication and rapport with students, school personnel, parents and the community

  7. Guide individuals and groups of students through the development of Educational Development Plans (EPDs) and schedule students for appropriate coursework based on post-secondary goals, interests and ability

  8. Conduct credit checks and evaluate transcripts for grade level placement and academic planning

  9. Promote a college-going culture among students and parents by conducting post-secondary workshops, maintaining professional relationships with colleges throughout the country, and educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and admissions testing

  10. Track all college applications through SCOIR, write official counselor statements for seniors, and generate reports to the CEO, Deans, and the Board of Directors

  11. Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s counseling program

  12. Performs other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrates professional integrity by adhering to ethical standards appropriate to the profession

  • Participates in a meaningful and continuous process of professional development

  • Contributes to the overall positive school climate by supporting WMAA goals

  • Manages time and resources to address WMAA needs

  • Follows established administrative policies and procedures


Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000

Competitive Benefits Package

5% 401K Match

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West Michigan Aviation Academy


Grand Rapids, MI



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